Now that I do the weekly calendar send out of my events and all the authortunities I keep track of I thought I might stop doing the Monday broadcast. It feels a little redundant, but for everyone who doesn’t subscribe I still have important things to share so it needs to stay.

If you haven’t subscribed to my weekly calendar send out yet, why not? For writers, it’s full of paying markets, conventions, contests, open mics, opportunities for speaking etc… sent to your inbox every Wednesday. Sign up here. This is just a few of the hundreds of listings I keep track of.

Here’s what I’d like everyone to know about this week:

📰 April 15-May 15 Submissions for the annual HWA Poetry Showcase open until May 15. This is an adjustment of the original submission period. The Showcase is only open to members of the Horror Writers Association ( Payment is $10 USD plus print contributor copy. The link to Submittable will be shared on HWA’s social media and released in their iMailer, and at

🔴April 14: All Women are Werewolves: An Anthology of Womanhood seeks short stories from women, inclusive of those who identify as non-binary and trans women. “This anthology is a collection of stories about the transformative experiences that shape womanhood; dark, uncanny, curious and captured by vivid, varied feminine voices.” Payment is £100 plus author copies of the book. Details:

🔴April 14: Mirrors Reflecting Shadows: A Trevor Project Charity Anthology seeks flash fiction and short stories in all genres. “Outcast Press, Anxiety Press, and Roi Fainéant Press have teamed up to curate a charity anthology with proceeds going towards The Trevor Project. For over 20 years, The Trevor Project has worked tirelessly on suicide prevention among LGBTQ+ youth. We are open to most genres, including, but not limited to, literary, transgressive, horror, crime, noir, and speculative fiction. The pieces can be about most anything, so don’t feel you need to write about LGBTQ+ issues.” Payment is $40. Accepts reprints. Details:

🔴April 15: The Devil Take You: Tales of Medieval Horror seeks weird tales set in the medieval period that explore the human (and inhuman) experience through the lens of horror. Payment is $125 – $200. Details:

🔴 April 16: Daikaijuzine seeks speculative fiction, poetry, and art. Payment is $10.00 USD per short story, and $5.00 USD per poem or flash fiction piece. Details:

🔴 April 20: SICK issue #5 seeks personal essays, creative and experimental nonfiction, fiction, lyric essays, poetry, interviews, reviews, art from sick/chronically ill/mentally ill/disabled writers. Payment is £50 per contributor. Details:

Angela Yuriko Smith

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Shimanchu-American and award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years of experience as a professional writer in nonfiction. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), producer of the Exercise Your Writes YouTube podcast, two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020. She shares a weekly calendar of author opportunities at

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